Watch this ad commissioned by the NRSC: it pretty much tells you what the Republican Party thinks of West Virginians, that they are ignorant, gullible "hicks."
The National Republican Senatorial Committee is pulling its "Stop Obama" ad off the air in West Virginia amid a controversy over a casting call that reportedly asked for actors with a "'hicky' blue collar look."Get it? These aren't real West Virginians: they're professional actors portraying West Virginians as a bunch of ignorant assholes at a truck stop. No wonder the NRSC pulled the plug on this ad.* * *
The ad's existence first was reported by Politico's Mike Allen. According to his report, the casting call for the ad asked for actors with a "'hicky' blue collar look ... think coal miner/trucker looks."
It's not unusual for ads to feature actors; the "Stop Obama" ad included professional actors and was made in Philadelphia.